Fort Calgary Historic Park, Calgary

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750 - 9th Avenue SE (403) 290-1875

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    Going Back in Time

    by doyetski Written Aug 2, 2007
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    Visiting Fort Calgary Historic Park is like being in a time machine. Not so long ago, though.

    My family had so much fun there we didn't notice the time. We spent about 3 hours there. Doing what???? Picture-taking. The memorabilias were just great.

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    A Historical Park worth the time and money

    by ChadSteve1975 Written Jan 20, 2007

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    Calgary Fort is a worthy historical site for the history buffs. Sure it's got its tour groups of kids, and a multitude of recreations and information walls but hey that is what documenting history is about.

    The cost was about $10.50 Canadian. But if you get the Calgary brochures there is a 25% discount bringing it down to $8.90 or so after tax.

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    JAMES MACLEOD

    by mtncorg Written Apr 14, 2006

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    A true character of Victorian Imperial times, James MacLeod's history, his contributions to Calgary, Canada and the NorthWest Mounted Police are commemorated outside of old Fort Calgary. He established the police fort here from which the City later developed. Relations between Canada and Natvie Americans have been smoother, in general, than those found south in the US and MacLeod was one fo the reasons for the amicable developments. After seving as commissioner for the NWMP, MacLeod went on to serve a a Judge for the then vast Northwest Territory. You can find his name all over Calgary today.

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    FORT CALGARY

    by mtncorg Written Apr 14, 2006

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    Established as a way post between Fort MacLeod and Canadian points east, by Colonel James MacLeod, at the confluence of the Elbow and Bow Rivers, this NorthWest Monted Police fort served as the beginning point for what Calgary is today. Open parkland on the west side of the fort, serves to isolate the fort from the modern city beyond lending a bit more perspective as to the history of Calgary, its founding father, james MacLeod, and the NWMP - which has evolved into today's Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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    Fort Calgary and the park next to Dean House

    by ptitetoile Written Feb 28, 2006

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    The place to discover the past of Calgary...I have not been inside...but I saw it from the park that is located on the other side of the Elbow river...and along the path, there is an explanation about the history of Calgary...and furthermore you have a nice view of downtown :-)

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    Fort Calgary Historic Park

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fort Calgary is where the settlement of Calgary began. Displays in the interpretive centre cover the life of Natives, early pioneers, and the North West Mounted Police, Canada's world-renowned Mounties, who arrived in 1875 to establish law and order. To do so, they built a fort at the crossing of two rivers. Across the Elbow River is the Deane House Historic site & Restaurant. During the summer, tour the re-constructed Fort (in progress).

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    Fort Calgary

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 28, 2013
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    All that's left of the original fort is a turn of the century barracks, regardless the museum on the sight gives a good view on Calgary history and the history of the fort.

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